5 Phrasal Verbs Using Move – English Vocabulary Lesson

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Move in means to start living in a new home or, in the case of a business, a new office:

  • Happy English moved in to this space three years ago.
  • Jack found a new apartment. He’s going to move in on May 1st.
  • You can move in once you pay the first month’s rent.

In a similar way, we use move in with to show that someone began sharing a home with another person:

  • Lori moved in with her boyfriend last summer.
  • Her parents didn’t agree with her moving in with him because they are not married.
  • Danny moved in with his brother when he left his wife.

The opposite of move in is move out, meaning to stop living or running a business in a place:

  • Serena said she wants to move out from her parent’s house after college.
  • If you don’t like your roommate that much, you should move out.
  • Jim’s company finally moved out of that old office building.

Move on means to progress from one situation to another.

  • After ten years in ABC Bank, Bob moved on to become the CEO of XYZ Bank.
  • I’ve stayed in this company for a long time without a promotion. I think its time to move on.
  • Joe acted in some musicals in New York before moving on to doing movies in Hollywood.

Move over means to change your position in order to provide space for another person. As well, move over can also be used for things:

  • Can you move over? I would like to sit on that bench too.
  • Why are you sitting on that side of the sofa? Move over next to me!
  • The flowers on the table are pretty, but can you please move them over? I can’t see everyone!

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